When there's a new poster featuring a full-length shot of Johnny Depp, it's sort of tough to focus on much else.
But once the initial Depp-gawking on the new poster for "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" subsided, your faithful Movies Blog team actually noticed a wealth of fun treasures and clues. From a gaggle of mermaids to the Black Pearl set ablaze, these visual trinkets have only enhanced our excitement -- and curiosity -- for the fourth installment of the "Pirates" series.
After the jump, we're picking apart the new "On Stranger Tides" poster by analyzing the five tantalizing teasers worth a second look!
It was as though Justin Bartha read our minds.
The actor, along with his fellow "The Hangover: Part II" cast mates, sat down with Empire Magazine (via Indie Wire) to discuss the upcoming sequel, acknowledging those who are skeptical about a sequel to the hard R-rated comedy.
"Well your first instinct is to think ‘Sequel—sh---y version of the first film out to make money,'" Bartha said, adding: "As soon as that thought entered my head, I remembered: this is a movie written and directed by Todd Phillips with the cast and crew of ‘The Hangover.’"
In addition to talking about the sequel, the Empire article reveals two new images from the film. Check them out past the jump!
If the news of a Clint Eastwood-directed biopic about the life of controversial FBI director J. Edgar Hoover weren't intriguing enough as is, the casting surrounding it certainly has been.
With Leonardo DiCaprio in the titular role, there's a bevy of equally exciting talent on board including Judi Dench in an undisclosed role, Naomi Watts as Hoover's secretary Helen Gandy, Josh Lucas as Charles Lindbergh, Ed Westwick as FBI operative Agent Smith and "The Social Network" breakout star Armie Hammer playing FBI-official Tyde Dolson.
Now, two more names have joined the thrilling project. According to Deadline, Jeffrey Donovan and Miles Fisher are the latest actors locked in for "J. Edgar."
If Facebook is already eating time in your professional and personal life, consider yourself -- as well as your employers and your loved ones -- warned.
In a press release, Warner Bros. Pictures announced that it will become the first studio to offer a movie rental system via Facebook, starting today. The studio plans to "begin testing an offering of selected movies for purchase or rental through Warner Bros. Entertainment’s Facebook movie pages,” beginning with the massively successful "The Dark Knight."
The WB's Facebook system requires that users "like" the movie of their choice, resulting in the option to either rent it for $3 or use 30 Facebook credits. Users have a 48 hour window to watch the film, during which time they can make comments, pause and replay, all while still on their Facebook page -- don't want to miss those pending requests, after all!
One extended edition Blu-ray trilogy to rule them all! Well, for a limited time, anyway.
Fans of "The Lord of the Rings" were no doubt beside themselves today when Amazon posted official details for "The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Limited Extended Edition + Digital Copy)" for the precious price of $83.99.
Of course, for avid "LOTR" fans, this latest release already comes at a price considering there have been a bevy of releases, from the regular DVDs to extended DVDs to regular Blu-ray, and now, this.
The Internet is good for quite a few things, not the least of which are adorable cat videos and spoiling the heck out of movies.
Last week's revelation that Oscar-winner Trent Reznor is both scoring and appearing in the upcoming "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" falls into the latter category. It turns out that the musician's role of Jack Barts, the vampire who slays Lincoln's mom, was meant to be a secret!
Reznor took to the Nine Inch Nails forum to address fans about, amongst other things, the new How To Destroy Angels record, his work on "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" and, of course, his part in "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter."
It's the remake that's been years -- and countless rumored directors and actors -- in the making... and now the planned "Fletch" reboot is rearing its head again.
Word broke last month that Warner Bros. was working on a new version of "Fletch," which got us thinking about the old attempted resurrection of the 1985 comedy classic at the hands of Kevin Smith and Jason Lee.
We caught up with Lee during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards and asked if he'd ever consider stepping into Chevy Chase's iconic shoes now that the wheels of the "Fletch" reboot are in motion once again -- and according to Lee himself, he's most certainly interested.
Rashida Jones is one lucky lady, particularly when it comes to being a part of amazing ensembles.
On television, she's been a part of the crazy talented casts of "Parks and Recreation," "The Office" and "Freaks and Geeks." On the big screen, she's held her own with the guys of "I Love You, Man" and Oscar-winner "The Social Network."
Now, the actress finds herself amongst what is, perhaps, the most sought-after ensemble ever: "The Muppets!" During a recent interview with Jones, the actress told us what it was like working with her old pal Jason Segel (who helped bring the Muppets back to the big screen and co-wrote the movie) and all those iconic characters, particularly Kermit the Frog!
Trent Reznor may have not physically appeared in "The Social Network," but the Nine Inch Nails front man was all over the Oscar-winning film. Reznor, alongside Atticus Ross, composed the haunting score that earned both men an Academy Award for Best Original Score, leaving an indelible mark on one of the best films of 2010.
Now, according to Badass Digest, the rocker will take a bite out of another film project: the upcoming big screen adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's novel "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter."
Entertainment Weekly confirms that in addition to composing the score for the flick, which is being directed by Timur Bekmambetov, Reznor is also reportedly in talks to make a cameo in the film as Jack Barts, the vampire who kills Honest Abe's mother, which in turn sends our 16th President on a vampire killing spree of his own.
It could have been the lack of "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" cast members in attendance, or the fact that the momentum shifted from "The Social Network" to "The King's Speech," or the decision to "ban" Banksy, or the snubs for appealing stars like Ryan Gosling, Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake and Andrew Garfield.
Whatever it was, the 83rd Annual Academy Awards did not draw, or captivate, the younger audience it had set its sights on this year by bringing in hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway.
But it wasn't just the younger set that Franco and Hathaway failed to impress. Many have criticized the duo and the show itself as disjointed and unfunny in the days since the Oscars telecast. Now, Academy president Tom Sherak is speaking out in defense of the stars in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, explaining exactly why he doesn't see the evening as a misstep.